Despite a tough loss last week and a season record of 2-4, the Mountlake Terrace High School football team is feeling pretty good about themselves as they head into the final stretch of the season, said head coach Tony Umayam earlier this week.
Fallng behind early, the Hawks fought back against undefeated and state-ranked Meadowdale last week, coming within nine seconds of taking the Mavericks to overtime.“Our team played well overall,” coach Umayam said. “Although the loss still stings, our players are gaining the confidence that if we play like we can we will be a tough opponent for anyone.”
Umayam doesn’t think the heartbreaking loss will distract the team from preparing for their next opponent, the Shorecrest Scots. “The focus and preparation should not be a problem,” he said. “To get to where this team wants to go, it is a huge game for us.”
The Hawks still have a chance at a winning record this season, but it will take victories in each of their remaining three games, all on the road. Both this Friday’s game against Shorecrest, and the following week’s matchup against Shorewood, are being played at Shoreline Stadium; on Oct. 26 they will face an undetermined opponent from the Wesco 3A North Division, again on the road.
All Mountlake Terrace football games are archived and available for viewing at anytime on the Hawks Live Sports Network on MLTnews.com. The live broadcast of this Friday’s MTHS-Shorecrest matchup begins at 6:50 p.m.